Abu Dhabi Reads 2015 Annual campaign to promote reading among children
ABU DHABI // Abu Dhabi Reads 2015, an annual campaign to promote reading among children, began on Monday and will continue until May 28.
Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) director general, launched the event by emphasising the importance of reading and the significant role it plays in forming an individual’s character.
“Introducing reading as part of a young student’s daily routine not only helps motivate students to want to learn more, it also enhances their knowledge, skills and boosts their self-confidence, while enhancing their imagination and creativity skills, all extremely important traits that will help drive an economy forward,” he said.
“At Adec, we are proud of the positive outcomes of the first and second Abu Dhabi Reads editions. Figures show that reading rates have increased among students, reaching 91 per cent for private schools and 85 per cent for public school students across the emirate.
“These rates apply to students who practise reading on a daily basis. We aspire this rate to reach 100 per cent and for daily reading hours to increase.” Read More